WHAT IS GOOD HELP?
Good Help supports people to feel hopeful, identify their own purpose and confidently take action. Other help – which we call ‘bad help’ – does the opposite, undermining people’s confidence, sense of purpose and independence.
Our definition focuses on three critical factors that enable people to take action: sense of purpose, confidence and life circumstances.
We are more likely to take action and sustain change if we have a clear sense of what we want to achieve, why it’s important to us, and the belief that we can achieve it. Our ability to act is powerfully shaped by our previous and current life circumstances: where we live, who we know, and the opportunities and barriers that arise in our day to day lives. We can shape our life circumstances through our actions, making us both producers and products of them.
These three factors combine to form the cycle of action, which helps us to understand the support people need to take control of their lives.